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Staff Computer Systems Architect – 7613

Requisition ID: R10049651

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Roy, Utah, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Any (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems sector has an opening for a Staff Computer Systems Architect to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This role is located in Roy, UT with travel to VSFB, CA and Promontory UT.

This position will be responsible for supporting and working with a team of highly qualified Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Computer Science engineers and systems engineers designing the LSS ground system for Sentinel (GBSD) flight test program.  The candidate will report directly to the LSS engineering manager under Ground Test.

This position will design and define system architecture for new or existing complex computer systems. The candidate (s) will determine systems specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility and maintenance of system security.  The candidate (s) will coordinates design of subsystems and integration of total system. The candidate (s) will identify, analyze, and resolves program support deficiencies. The candidate (s) will develop and recommend corrective actions. The candidate (s) will work with the LSS engineering team to complete, design and deliver a complex state of the art ground-based system supporting the “safe” launch of Sentinel (GBSD).

The candidate will define design and technology maturity constraints of the system in accordance with customer specifications and range certification requirements outlined in 91-710.  The candidate will develop thorough definition of system external interfaces and defines system implementation approach and operational concept while ensuring requirements are met and evaluates performance with customer.

What You’ll Get To Do: 

Specific duties to include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for the engineering process development, continuous improvement, and affordability initiatives within the various systems and systems assigned.
  • Serves as the liaison to LSS Technical Lead, LSS management, customers, operations, and other functional groups.
  • Manages risks, change requests and opportunities for drawing team’s scope within the system discipline.
  • Collaborates with all functional organizations to resolve engineering conflicts with a multiple disciplined engineering community.
  • Maintain System configuration control over SW/HW versions/configurations (network/computing/applications, automated environment creation within drawing program.
  • Maintain technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc.
  • Evaluate and reports on new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network.
  • Utilize sound engineering practices to develop, implement, and maintain end-to-end ground systems.
  • Product Deliveries include: ICDs, Emulator/Simulator baseline control, test plans, network diagrams, integration/deployment work instructions, production, and test system hardware (e.g., networks).

Job Qualifications: 

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • 14 years with Bachelors in Science, 12 years with Masters, and 9 years with PhD. 
  • Current DoD Secret clearance with ability to obtain/retain TS clearance and PAR within 365 days from submission.
  • Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule that may include extended shifts, swing shift, mid shift, holidays, and weekends and support on call status for 24 hours-a-day, 7 days- a-week, and 365 days a year.
  • Must have previous computer science or system engineering experience designing integrated ground based computer systems supporting programs during flight test.
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be willing to travel up to 25% of the time.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Experience supporting a team of diverse team members integrated ground based computer systems.
  • Knowledge and experience using CAMEO and/or Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Principles.
  • Experience using DOORS Requirements Management Database.
  • Experience with Agile
  • Previous ICBM Experience is a plus.
  • Experience with developing and delivering system drawings.
  • Knowledge and experience with 91-710 and range certification safety requirements.
  • Experience operating and troubleshooting information systems.
  • Experience designing, developing, building, testing and maintaining network and computing infrastructure
  • Experience identifying systems anomalies and troubleshooting (network/custom applications/COTS software/server infrastructure)
  • Experience in, currently or previously held, IAT Level 2 Security Certification (Security +, CySA+, CCNA Security, GICSP, GSEC, SSCP) OR IAT DoD level 3 (CASP, CCNP-Security, CISA, CISSP, GCED, GCIH).
  • Knowledge of virtualization sustainment/maintenance.
  • Project Management, risk and opportunities, and Change Request Experience.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including: 

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage 
  • 401k 
  • Educational Assistance 
  • Life Insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions  
  • Paid Time Off  
  • Health & Wellness Resources  
  • Employee Discounts 


Salary Range: $134,700 USD - $202,100 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.